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French War Memorial, Pondicherry
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Take a stroll through French War Memorial, dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I. Built in 1971, it stands opposite to a Gandhi statue in the French quarter. Every year on Bastille Day (July 14), swarms of tourists and families of fallen soldiers gather to pay their respects here, the monument is illuminated to solemnly mark the occasion. Visit the beach nearby to enjoy the cool breeze and warm sand. From there, you can take photographs of the stark white memorial contrasted by a green backdrop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to French War Memorial and many more Pondicherry attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pondicherry travel itinerary planner.
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  • The memorial is something you won't miss on the beach road. The garden is well-maintained and the memorial is a reminder of the soldiers who laid down their lives fighting. 
  • For some reason we were told we couldn't go inside. We clicked some pics from the outside and moved on !! 
  • This is just a basic boringly design statue set in a open grass area. Its nothing special, but you will inevitably walk past it while strolling around French Quarter so you will see it.